BSN Sports has acquired the team sports business of Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods, based in St. Louis. All nine of Johnny Mac’s stores are expected to close.
“This truly is a win-win situation for everyone involved, including our customers, our employees, and for BSN Sports,” Johnny Mac’s co-owners Bob and Rick McArthur said in a statement Monday. “This is, first and foremost, a ‘people’ business, and we are confident that Johnny Mac’s employees will find greater opportunity and additional resources under the BSN Sports banner which, in turn, will benefit our loyal customers. We are incredibly grateful for their many years of support.”
“With the addition of Johnny Mac’s team division, we have now added over 200 sales professionals in the last twelve months, including valuable teammates in Colorado, Florida, New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia, Washington, Utah, Kentucky and, now, Missouri and Michigan,” Terry Babilla, president of BSN Sports, said in a statement.
Johnny Mac’s opened in 1967 and operates nine stores in Missouri, Illinois and Michigan, including five in the St. Louis region.
BSN Sports, which is part of Varsity Brands, is the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets.
The Johnny Mac’s deal follows on the acquisitions of Alabama’s Pennant Sports and Iowa’s Sports Page Team earlier this year as well as a number of acquisitions last year, including B&H Sports In Grand Junction, CO; Port Jeff Sporting Goods in New York; Teamline in Irvine, TX; Kelly’s Sports inWest Chester, PA; and Gulf Coast Athletic Supply In Sugar Land, TX.